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With less than a week until Christmas, the countdown has finally begun.  If this seems late to you, well, you’re probably right.  I love Christmas, but I am also a textbook procrastinator.  As if to stay true to form, the … Continue reading

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Nikolaustag and My Niece

In the German-speaking world, December 6th is Nikolaustag, or Saint Nikolaus’s Day.  This day commemorates St. Nikolaus, the Catholic saint who would later serve as the basis for the Protestant Weihnachtsmann/Father Christmas/Santa Claus.  In reality, Nikolaustag supports my theory that … Continue reading

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